Life in Ganga Brahmaputra Basin: Ganga river, Life.
Today, though, as the essays in this volume explore, this great river is under threat: climate change will alter its flow over the long-term, as glaciers and monsoon patterns and ground water reserves react to rising temperatures and changing patterns of use.
The Brahmaputra which drains this valley emerges from the Abor Hills at Pasighat under the name of the Dihang and flows past Sadiya into the Assam Valley. Two big rivers, the Dibang from the north and the Luhit from the east meet the Dihang on its left bank near Sadiya.
The following paper explores the possible inter-linkage of the Ganges and Brahmaputra River Basin and analyzes its effect on future water allocation between the upstream country, India, and the.
The Ganga basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin draining 1,086,000 square kilometres in Tibet, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.To the north, the Himalaya or lower parallel ranges beyond form the Ganges-Brahmaputra divide. On the west the Ganges Basin borders the Indus basin and then the Aravalli ridge. Southern limits are the Vindhyas and Chota Nagpur Plateau.
The western part, known as the West Ganga Plain (WGP) receives less rainfall (60-140 cm) than the East Ganga Plain (EGP; 90-160 cm) and the Brahmaputra Plain (250-510 cm) (Dhar and Nandargi, 2000.
The report provides, for the first time, a numbers-based view of the impacts of floods of different severities across the Ganges basin, helping identify priority areas for addressing flood risks (for example, relocating levees, improving flood warning systems, and boosting overall economic resilience).
Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin Year: 2011. Download the file: PDF (english) The transboundary river basin profile is a summary of key information that gives an overview of the water resources and water use at the river basin level, including the transboundary water issues.